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Does NSFAS fund TVET students?


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Technical Vocational Education and Training (TVET) Colleges are post high school education and training institutions. TVET Colleges offer vocational training programmes and education and training for students to become skilled workers in the workforce.

NSFAS does fund students at TVET colleges. 

NSFAS only offers funding for certain courses. These are: 

  • Engineering courses
  • Business courses
  • Hospitality and Tourism 
  • Safety, Transport and Logistics
  • Education and Development
  • Pre-Learning Programme (PLP)

For specific details on the courses click here

You can read this article to find out the qualifications for NSFAS funding. 

For information about what a bursary from NSFAS for a TVET college covers, it is outlined here

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